Northwestern University, 1973
Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
Developmental theory, identity processes, narrative, adolescence.
Bell, N.J. (2009). Making connections: Considering the dynamics of narrative stability from a relational approach. Narrative Inquiry, 19, 280-306.
Watson, W.K., Bell, N.J., & Stelle, C. (2010). Women narrate later-life remarriage: Negotiating the cultural to create the personal. Journal of Aging Studies, 24, 302- 312.
Bell, N.J., & Das, A. (2011). Emergent organization in the dialogical self: Evolution of a “both” ethnic identity position. Culture & Psychology, 17, 263-277.
Baron, E., Bell, N.J., Corson, K., Kostina-Ritchey, E., & Frederick, H. (2012). Girls discuss choice of an all-girl middle school: Narrative analysis of an early adolescent identity project. Journal of Early Adolescence, 32, 464-487.
Bell, N.J. (2013). Dialogical processes of self-transformation: The sample case of eating disorder recovery. Identity, 13, 46-72.
Bell, N.J. (2013). Rhythm and semiotic structures of long-term ambivalence in the dialogical self: Eating disorder and recovery voices. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 26,. 280-292.
Bell, N.J., Corson, K., & Baron, E. (2014). Contingent resistances methodology: Analyzing resistance in parents’ and daughters’ choice of an all-girl middle school. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 24, 153-166.
Bell, N.J., Baron, E., Corson, K., Kostina-Ritchey, E., & Frederick, H. (2014). Parent- adolescent decision making: Embracing dialogical complexity. Journal of Family Issues, 35, 1780-1799.
Bell, N.J. (in press). Dialogically-Based Approaches to “With” and “About” the Other: Thoughts on Carl Rogers’ Dilemma. Theory & Psychology. (Published online 9/2/14).